The Viking Trophy was up for grabs this weekend with the annual Flying 15 team racing event. This year a strong fleet of 21 boats took to the water in good, but testing, easterly winds.
The racing takes the form of a straightforward series, in which teams of three boats aggregate all their scores to give a team total.… Read full article “Battling Vikings”
The National Mirror Inland Championships were held at Bassenthwaite Lake over the three-day bank holiday weekend. Fifty-three boats entered from as far afield as Plymouth and Shetland.
Saturday saw two races held in perfect weather – sunshine and a force 2-3 wind.… Read full article “Mirror Inland Championships”
A strong fleet of 40 boats took to the water on the first day of the GP14 NW Area Championships. The winds picked up over the afternoon, and many places were won and lost on various beats. It seemed like the GP fleet were either too keen, or had poor stopwatches, but the OD made sure they practised their starts until they got them right.… Read full article “GP14 North West Area Championships”
Stormy conditions on Saturday afternoon proved to be too much for champions Steve Goacher and Phil Evans to contemplate, so they sat back and watched the rest of the fleet battle around the course. With the wind coming down the lake, the waves had plenty of chance to build up and wash down several spinnaker chutes!… Read full article “FF Open”
Sun and wind – what a combination to as a back drop to this weekend’s racing. Bean and Toggle took best advantage of a slight wind drop at the end of the first race to win it on handicap, but the tables were turned in the second race when they slipped to second on adjusted times.… Read full article “5 secs for fame”